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Rereading Middle English romance : manuscript layout, decoration, and the rhetoric of composite structure

Author: Murray J Evans
Publisher: Montreal ; Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on features of layout and decoration in manuscripts containing Middle English romances, Murray Evans discusses how these details signal generic and structural relationships among texts.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Murray J Evans
ISBN: 0773512373 9780773512375
OCLC Number: 32238769
Description: xx, 203 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Compilatio, Physical Layout, and Decoration: Touchstones --
2. Romance, Nonromance, and Conventions of Manuscript Layout and Decoration: A Survey of Some Collections --
3. Romances in Composite Manuscript Contexts I: Sir Isumbras, the "Isumbras-Group," and Homiletic Romance --
4. Romances in Composite Manuscript Contexts II: Sir Degare, Sir Orfeo, and the Middle English Lay --
5. The Rhetoric of Composite Structure, or Rereading Middle English Romance: Conclusions --
Appendix: Lists of Data and Contents for Each Manuscript.
Responsibility: Murray J. Evans.
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"An excellent study. Evans's work is of wide relevance well beyond the area of Middle English romance studies." David Parkinson, Department of English, University of Saskatchewan.

 
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